As of October 2021, The Mandalorian Season 3 has officially began filming! The Disney+ Star Wars series has been filming the new season under the working title “Buccaneer.” And while Lucasfilm executives have confirmed that Gina Carano, nor her character New Republic Marshal Cara Dune, will not be returning for the Season 3, rumors have began to surface that she may be back for The Mandalorian Season 4.
Where are the rumors coming from and are there any truth to them? Here’s what we know.
The Tweets That Started It All
After convertroversial tweets made throughout The Manadalorian Season 2, Lucasfilm, Ltd. and The Walt Disney Company made the decision to let Carano go from the hit Star Wars series. The decision caused a ripple effect on an upcoming Mandalorian spinoff, Rangers of the New Republic.
It had been announced that Carano would star in the new series. However, that title has currently been placed on hold with no additional public updates since the controversy first unfolded.
Cast Support for Gina Carano
Following the news of Carano being fired and dropped by her representation, UTA, her fellow costars stepped forward to support the actress. The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin) shared an Instragram post caption “Friendship. #ThisIsTheWay.”
As we wait for The Mandalorian Season 3 to release, unconfirmed reports online suggest that there is potential for Carano to return for Season 4 of the series. While Season 4 hasn’t been officially confirmed, Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) has teased it numerous times. The most recent tease was in an interview with People Magazine.
“We’re living in a universe that is huge and [that has] so much to explore. So I think this show is going to start to lay the groundwork for the depth and breadth that’s going to come in Season 3 and Season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers. Esposito commented.
Gina Carano Returning to The Mandalorian? Where Is the News Coming From?
So where is news coming from that Gina Carano will be returning to the series, all signs currently point to Twitter. But considering how Disney nor Lucasfilm has commented on the rumors, it is purely all speculation at the moment.
We do know, thanks to teases from Pascal, that we’ll be seeing a time jump at some point in the upcoming season.
Pedro Pascal Talks The Mandalorian Season 3
“I am told what’s happening and what the plan is, but I can’t share it,”” Pascal told Indie Wire. “They are in the expansion of this world, where there are so many unexpected surprises and timelines that are going to be dealt with.”
Pascal continued, saying, “If the character were to cross over into these worlds, it will be utilized in a way that isn’t meant to be expected. I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise of whether or not characters from the show we already know are crossing over.”
These comments provided fuel for theory that Season 3 could introduce animated series, Star War Rebels’ World Between Worlds, in a live action capacity. While details are still vague, we expect more teases and announcements on what’s to come from the Star Wars universe as we get closer to the Season 3 premiere date. Perhaps we’ll get a tease at the end of Book of Boba Fett?
And don’t forget, we also have another Mandalorian spin-off coming as well Ahsoka (which will star Rosario Dawson)
But as far as former women’s MMA and Muay Thai fighter, Gina Carano, we don’t expect we’ll be seeing the star return to the series.
Do Fans Want Gina Carano to Return to the Star Wars Galaxy?
Do you want to see Gina Carano return The Mandalorian Season 4? Or see her character Cara Dune recast? Sound off in the comment section below and let us know your thoughts!
Until then, we’re counting down the days until the next series in the Star Wars franchise launches, The Book of Boba Fett, which will debut on Disney+ on December 29, 2021.
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